September 29, 2006

Promoting Children’s Well Being:  The Need for Workplace Flexibility

Congressional Briefing

Co-sponsored by Senators Mike Dewine (R-OH) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Workplace Flexibility 2010 and New America Foundation brought together a panel of experts for a briefing on the implications of work-family tensions on children, with a particular focus on the role of fathers.  The briefing also highlighted how workplace flexibility is a necessary part of the response to this issue.

David Gray of the New America Foundation and Dr. Jean Flatley McGuire moderated the panel:

  • Barbara Schneider, Ph.D., John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Sociology, Michigan State University
  • Shelley M. MacDermid, Ph.D., Professor of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University 
  • David M. Almeida, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University